Behind the Lanes and Arcades with a Local

Behind the Lanes and Arcades with a Local

A Luxury, 4-day Victorian adventure packed with unforgettable exclusives.

Memorable, unique and undeniably extraordinary – Experience Melbourne, Australia’s ‘Capital of Cool’, and the famous surrounding regions like never before. Armed with the knowledge only a local can possess and with privileged access to the people and places that make Victoria just so special, this will be one to write home about.

Leave a lasting piece of yourself in the exciting city of Melbourne as you hit the streets with a local artist and paint your very own piece on the famous art-lined lanes of the city. Perhaps even go behind the scenes at an icon, and get the National Gallery of Victoria exclusively to yourself as the curator guides you through the quiet wings and corridors of the gallery.

Journey out of the city to meet the makers of the celebrated Mornington Peninsula wine as you stand in the very cellar the Pinot Noir you taste has been aged for years. Travel deeper into regional Victoria as you explore the Southernmost point of mainland Australia Wilsons Promontory. Here you may choose to explore the pristine coastline via private yacht, or perhaps with a different perspective, a private scenic flight.

This itinerary is perfect for well-travelled and discerning visitors who enjoy some light adventure with a very soft landing, who prefer the backroads and want to eat where the locals eat. Full itinerary below.


YOUR LOCAL GUIDE

Localing specialise in authentic local experiences for people who don’t like tours. Your Localing guide is not only a real local with the insider scoop on Victoria, but here to fully customise and personally tailor your experience to create the exact journey you desire.


ITINERARY 

DAY 1: MELBOURNE

Spend a day getting acquainted with Melbourne’s highlights and hidden gems, the backstreets, boulevards and vibrant local neighbourhoods. Meet creators and innovators at the heart of local culture and industry… the people behind the most well-known and exciting local brands and movements. Enjoy a selection of unique and exclusive experiences tailored to your interests, like a Street-art Masterclass where you join a local artist to paint a piece on a Melbourne laneway wall for all to see. Take advantage of your local guide and arrange a behind-the-scenes visit to the National Gallery guided by the curator, or perhaps take a cocktail or gelato masterclass.

 

DAY 2: MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Leaving Melbourne in a hurry wouldn’t be suggested without a really good reason. Mornington Peninsula certainly qualifies. Just an hour from the city, this coastal treasure is a trove of local secrets, from five-star farm-to-plate dining to secret beaches and scores of native wildlife. More importantly, it is where many of the best wine making gets done and you will have access to all the best barrel rooms and back vintages. Watch the sun go down over Westernport Bay with a glass of local pinot in a rush to go nowhere at all. Australia’s most exciting new boutique design hotel is just around the corner and their degustation dinner is a showcase of local and seasonal produce at its best.

 

DAY 3: MORNINGTON AND WILSONS PROMONTORY

Leave the rows of picturesque vines of Mornington behind as you journey to Wilsons Promontory. The Bunorong Coastal Drive is another local secret and affords sensational views all the way to Wilsons Promontory. The southernmost point of mainland Australia is an ecosystem all to itself and requires time and a well-versed local host to properly explore. This bush-walkers paradise is teeming with native wildlife and the perfect place to spot wild koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus and wallabies. Enjoy some light walking and a few sundowners before settling in for the night.

 

DAY 4: WILSONS PROMONTORY

After breakfast it’s time to choose if you are for the sky or the seas on your choice of a private boat charter or scenic flight. Both afford a different perspective on one of Australia’s most pristine natural treasures. Enjoy an easy hike along the rugged western coast and a gourmet picnic lunch on an isolated beach famous for its white sand and perfect azure water. The easy drive back to Melbourne is close to three hours and mostly spent on highways. A transfer via spectacular scenic helicopter or light plane can be arranged for an additional cost.


PRICES

Prices start from $9,920.00AUD (2 guests) for touring and activities.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Street-art masterclass with local artist
  • Cocktail or gelato masterclass
  • Barrell room / back vintage wine tastings
  • Ranger-led wildlife encounters
  • Guided coastal and bushwalking
  • Senior Localing host
  • Luxury touring vehicle
  • Gourmet lunches daily incl. beer or wine
  • Afternoon aperitifs daily

EXCLUSIVE UPGRADES

  • Exclusive private curator-guided experience at the National Gallery of Victoria
  • 1-hour morning massage at Mornington Peninsula
  • Private sailing trip at Wilsons Promontory
  • Light plane transfer and scenic flight

 

*Please note: This itinerary is based on experience and activity inclusions only, however accommodation and exclusive upgrades can be included for an additional cost.


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